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How Placebos Could Change Research and Practice

The title was on the cover of the April 2015 Monitor on Psychology of the American Psychological Association.  Inside the issue was an article by Stacy Lu, “Great expectations:  New research is leading to an understanding of how placebos work—findings that may lead to more effective treatments and better drug research.  479 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Ischemic Stroke and Cognitive Function

This blog post is largely based on an article by Marina Fernandez-Andujar and eleven others titled, “Remote Thalamic MIcrostructural  Abnormalities Related to Cognitive Function in Ischemic-Stroke Patients,” published in Neuropsychology (2014), 984-996. 404 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Paying Attention: Why You Want to Have a Filter

By: Daniel Hass, 2nd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

At any given moment, we are constantly bombarded by signals from at least four of the five senses. 915 more words


‘Fear Itself’ Identified In Mouse Brain

  • Emotional responses a exist in part of the brain called the amygdala
  • Scientists find area of brain responsible for fear memories and learning to be afraid…
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Kenapa Cinta dan Sebal Dapat Muncul Bersamaan?

Fisiologi Jatuh Cinta: Dari mata naik ke otak

Pada dasarnya cinta merupakan kondisi emosional seseorang karena suatu stimulus tertentu. Sebagai sebuah reaksi emosional, cinta adalah reaksi hormon dalam diri manusia akibat adanya rangsangan yang diterima melalui indra. 893 more words


Discovery of neurocircuitry differences in preterm babies may allow for early interventions

From Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles News:

Brain Changes Linked to Prematurity May Explain Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

LOS ANGELES (November 4, 2014)- Disturbances in the early stages of brain growth, such as preterm birth – when many of the brain’s structures have not yet fully developed – appears to affect the brain’s neuro-circuitry, which may explain premature babies’ higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.

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Differences in connectivity in certain brain areas found in dyslexic children

From research news@Vanderbilt:

‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Posted on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 — 11:15 AM


Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, and professor of psychology and human development, radiology and pediatrics at Vanderbilt…

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